By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun
4:41 PM EST, December 25, 2013
Families displaced by a Christmas Eve fire in Laurel will not be able to return to their homes until Friday at the earliest, a Prince George's County fire official said Wednesday.
The fire, which did about $70,000 worth of damage, broke out around 4 p.m. due to a malfunctioning furnace in a second-floor apartment, spokesman Mark Brady said.
No one was injured, but fire damage or utility shut-off forced 17 adults and seven children from their homes, he said. The Red Cross provided assistance.
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